CPUE standardization, Stock assessment, Research needs, Billfish
Habitat standardization for billfish CPUE offers a potentially useful alternative to the statistical procedures used in the past. However, most of the assumptions of the current habitatstandardization methodology remain untested and some are not consistent with current knowledge about the behavior of billfish. This paper outlines research required to ensure the methods for habitat standardization produce robust estimates of CPUE.
Collective Volume of Scientific Papers ICCAT
C. Phillip Goodyear, David Die, David W. Kerstetter, Donald Olson, Eric Prince, and Gerald P. Scott. 2003. Habitat Standardization of CPUE Indices: Research Needs .Collective Volume of Scientific Papers ICCAT , (2) : 613 -622. http://nsuworks.nova.edu/occ_facreports/64.